When we think of “superfoods”, the first food that comes to mind is probably kale. When in reality, you can drink your superfood. Want to know what it is? Surprise! It’s green tea!
Green tea is actually traditional Chinese medicine. This powerful drink can treat a variety of illnesses, including arthritis, headaches, and depression. Moreover, green tea is full of antioxidants. Uniquely, it can also be preventative for dementia and even aid in weight loss.
Furthermore, green tea’s benefits come from its wealth of polyphenols. These are chemical nutrients within the tea leaf that are found in natural food sources such as plants. Ultimately, this is where those powerful antioxidants are. With this in mind, green tea will benefit cellular protection, cardiovascular health, digestion, and cholesterol.
To clarify, while there is no official definition as to what a “superfood” is, it is usually a food that is loaded with nutrients, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and vitamins that are beyond beneficial for the human body. Surely, this is totally why green tea gives us the benefits listed above. Some superfood’s that you are probably familiar with are kale (told ya), salmon, avocados, and açai berries. Superfoods also commonly have another very important nutrient that you need, and that’s fiber! Fiber helps out digestion, but can actually help prevent diabetes and other digestive issues.
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Green tea truly is a superfood… because you can use it for your skin too! It will work from the inside out, giving your skin a natural glow. However, you can also apply it directly to the skin. Green tea’s wealth of antioxidants will have anti-aging effects, as well as comfort sun damage and fight nasty free radicals.
Changing your diet to include more superfoods can be hard at first, but green tea makes it super easy! You can shop all of our tasty green teas, and then take them on the go with our exclusive Seelect Tea tumbler.
See, I told you (again). Super easy.
Check out our green coffee bean blog or our Herbal Tea Alphabet Series to learn more about the natural benefits of tea and coffee!